July 16

Psalms 145:1 ó 150:6

A praise, of David.
                                     א [ʼAleph]

145 I will exalt you, O my God the King,

      And I will bless your name to time indefinite, even forever.
                     ב [Behth]

 2 All day long I will bless you,

      And I will praise your name to time indefinite, even forever.
                       ג [Gimel]

 3 Jehovah is great and very much to be praised,

      And his greatness is unsearchable.
                      ד [Daleth]

 4 Generation after generation will commend your works,

      And about your mighty acts they will tell.
                        ה [Heʼ]

 5 The glorious splendor of your dignity

      And the matters of your wonderful works I will make my concern.
                        ו [Waw]

 6 And they will talk about the strength of your own fear-inspiring things;

      And as for your greatness, I will declare it.
                        ז [Zayin]

 7 With the mention of the abundance of your goodness they will bubble over,

      And [because of] your righteousness they will cry out joyfully.
                      ח [Chehth]

 8 Jehovah is gracious and merciful,

      Slow to anger and great in loving-kindness.
                       ט [Tehth]

 9 Jehovah is good to all,

      And his mercies are over all his works.
                      י [Yohdh]

10 All your works will laud you, O Jehovah,

       And your loyal ones will bless you.
                        כ [Kaph]

11 About the glory of your kingship they will talk,

       And about your mightiness they will speak,
                       ל [Lamedh]

12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts

       And the glory of the splendor of his kingship.
                          מ [Mem]

13 Your kingship is a kingship for all times indefinite,

       And your dominion is throughout all successive generations.
                        ס [Samekh]

14 Jehovah is giving support to all who are falling,

       And is raising up all who are bowed down.
                          ע [ʽAyin]

15 To you the eyes of all look hopefully,

       And you are giving them their food in its season.
                            פ [Peʼ]

16 You are opening your hand

       And satisfying the desire of every living thing.
                       צ [Tsadheh]

17 Jehovah is righteous in all his ways

       And loyal in all his works.
                         ק [Qohph]

18 Jehovah is near to all those calling upon him,

       To all those who call upon him in trueness.
                          ר [Rehsh]

19 The desire of those fearing him he will perform,

       And their cry for help he will hear, and he will save them.
                            ש [Shin]

20 Jehovah is guarding all those loving him,

       But all the wicked ones he will annihilate.
                            ת [Taw]

21 The praise of Jehovah my mouth will speak;

       And let all flesh bless his holy name to time indefinite, even forever.

146 Praise Jah, YOU people!

      Praise Jehovah, O my soul.

 2 I will praise Jehovah during my lifetime.

      I will make melody to my God as long as I am.

 3 Do not put YOUR trust in nobles,

      Nor in the son of earthling man, to whom no salvation belongs.

 4 His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground;

      In that day his thoughts do perish.

 5 Happy is the one who has the God of Jacob for his help,

      Whose hope is in Jehovah his God,

 6 The Maker of heaven and earth,

      Of the sea, and of all that is in them,

      The One keeping trueness to time indefinite,

 7 The One executing judgment for the defrauded ones,

      The One giving bread to the hungry ones.

      Jehovah is releasing those who are bound.

 8 Jehovah is opening [the eyes of] the blind ones;

      Jehovah is raising up the ones bowed down;

      Jehovah is loving the righteous ones.

 9 Jehovah is guarding the alien residents;

      The fatherless boy and the widow he relieves,

      But the way of the wicked ones he makes crooked.

10 Jehovah will be king to time indefinite,

       Your God, O Zion, for generation after generation.

       Praise Jah, YOU people!


147 Praise Jah, YOU people,

      For it is good to make melody to our God;

      For it is pleasantópraise is fitting.

 2 Jehovah is building Jerusalem;

      The dispersed ones of Israel he brings together.

 3 He is healing the brokenhearted ones,

      And is binding up their painful spots.

 4 He is counting the number of the stars;

      All of them he calls by [their] names.

 5 Our Lord is great and is abundant in power;

      His understanding is beyond recounting.

 6 Jehovah is relieving the meek ones;

      He is abasing the wicked ones to the earth.

 7 Respond to Jehovah with thanksgiving, YOU people;

      Make melody to our God on the harp,

 8 The One who is covering the heavens with clouds,

      The One preparing rain for the earth,

      The One making the mountains to sprout green grass.

 9 To the beasts he is giving their food,

      To the young ravens that keep calling.

10 Not in the mightiness of the horse does he take delight,

       Nor in the legs of the man does he find pleasure.

11 Jehovah is finding pleasure in those fearing him,

       In those waiting for his loving-kindness.

12 Commend Jehovah, O Jerusalem.

       Praise your God, O Zion.

13 For he has made the bars of your gates strong;

       He has blessed your sons in the midst of you.

14 He is putting peace in your territory;

       With the fat of the wheat he keeps satisfying you.

15 He is sending his saying to the earth;

       With speed his word runs.

16 He is giving snow like wool;

       Hoarfrost he scatters just like ashes.

17 He is throwing his ice like morsels.

       Before his cold who can stand?

18 He sends forth his word and melts them.

       He causes his wind to blow;

       The waters trickle.

19 He is telling his word to Jacob,

       His regulations and his judicial decisions to Israel.

20 He has not done that way to any other nation;

       And as for [his] judicial decisions, they have not known them.

       Praise Jah, YOU people!


148 Praise Jah, YOU people!

      Praise Jehovah from the heavens,

      Praise him in the heights.

 2 Praise him, all YOU his angels.

      Praise him, all YOU his army.

 3 Praise him, YOU sun and moon.

      Praise him, all YOU stars of light.

 4 Praise him, YOU heavens of the heavens,

      And YOU waters that are above the heavens.

 5 Let them praise the name of Jehovah;

      For he himself commanded, and they were created.

 6 And he keeps them standing forever, to time indefinite.

      A regulation he has given, and it will not pass away.

 7 Praise Jehovah from the earth,

      YOU sea monsters and all YOU watery deeps,

 8 YOU fire and hail, snow and thick smoke,

      You tempestuous wind, accomplishing his word,

 9 YOU mountains and all YOU hills,

      YOU fruit trees and all YOU cedars,

10 YOU wild animals and all YOU domestic animals,

       YOU creeping things and winged birds,

11 YOU kings of the earth and all YOU national groups,

       YOU princes and all YOU judges of the earth,

12 YOU young men and also YOU virgins,

       YOU old men together with boys.

13 Let them praise the name of Jehovah,

       For his name alone is unreachably high.

       His dignity is above earth and heaven.

14 And he will exalt the horn of his people,

       The praise of all his loyal ones,

       Of the sons of Israel, the people near to him.

       Praise Jah, YOU people!


149 Praise Jah, YOU people!

      Sing to Jehovah a new song,

      His praise in the congregation of loyal ones.

 2 Let Israel rejoice in its grand Maker,

      The sons of Zionólet them be joyful in their King.

 3 Let them praise his name with dancing.

      With the tambourine and the harp let them make melody to him.

 4 For Jehovah is taking pleasure in his people.

      He beautifies the meek ones with salvation.

 5 Let the loyal ones exult in glory;

      Let them cry out joyfully on their beds.

 6 Let the songs extolling God be in their throat,

      And a two-edged sword be in their hand,

 7 To execute vengeance upon the nations,

      Rebukes upon the national groups,

 8 To bind their kings with shackles

      And their glorified ones with fetters of iron,

 9 To execute upon them the judicial decision written.

      Such splendor belongs to all his loyal ones.

      Praise Jah, YOU people!


150 Praise Jah, YOU people!

      Praise God in his holy place.

      Praise him in the expanse of his strength.

 2 Praise him for his works of mightiness.

      Praise him according to the abundance of his greatness.

 3 Praise him with the blowing of the horn.

      Praise him with the stringed instrument and the harp.

 4 Praise him with the tambourine and the circle dance.

      Praise him with strings and the pipe.

 5 Praise him with the cymbals of melodious sound.

      Praise him with the clashing cymbals.

 6 Every breathing thingólet it praise Jah.

      Praise Jah, YOU people!